Water is one of the elementary requirements for life on earth. The human body consists of 60% water. About 71% of the surface of the earth is covered with water. Water is our most important aliment and, among other things, it serves as a means for bodily hygiene, the preparation of food or for energy production. It offers recreation and pleasure and is, moreover, a very attractive and sensuous material. The Designpreis Halle 2014 deals with even this topic: Water.